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wed 23 sep 2020 20:00 

Choir wealth USA.

The year 2020 is a turbulent year for the USA, and the presidential elections are yet to come. Therefore, in this episode of Theme, two whole hours of healing and hopeful choir sounds from the United States. For, the USA numbers some special choirs, the members of which put their heart and soul into contemporary, experimental choir music. In this Theme, coming up: spectacular a cappella, harmonic overtone singing, and massive choir parts. Famous choirs such as Musica Sacra and Roomful of Teeth perform works of Meredith Monk, Robert Moran, Michael Harrison and Wally Gunn. Besides, we hear choir music by the specialized ensembles of composers David Hykes and Toby Twining.

Playlist:

1. Meredith Monk: ‘Nightfall’ (1995), for choir, on Monk and the Abbess. Musica Sacra conducted by Richard Westenburg. Catalyst/BMG 09026 68329 2 CD

2-4. Robert Moran: ‘Seven Sounds Unseen’ (1993), for choir, on Of Eternal Light. Musica Sacra conducted by Richard Westenburg. Catalyst/BMG 09026 61822 2 CD

5-6. David Hykes + The Harmonic Choir: ’Two Poles; Ascent’ + ‘Ascending and Descending’ (1982), for harmonic overtone choir, on The Harmonic Choir: Hearing Solar Winds. The Harmonic Choir conducted by David Hykes. Ocora C.558607 CD

7. Toby Twining: ‘Between Stars’ (1993), for choir, on Toby Twining Music: Shaman. Toby Twing Music. Catalyst/BMG 09026 61981 2 CD

8. Toby Twining: ‘Hymn’ (1993), for choir, on Toby Twining Music: Shaman. Toby Twing Music. Catalyst/BMG 09026 61981 2 CD

9. Toby Twining: ‘Munu Munu’ (1993), for choir, on Toby Twining Music: Shaman. Toby Twing Music. Catalyst/BMG 09026 61981 2 CD

10. Toby Twining: ‘Shaman’ (1993), for choir, on Toby Twining Music: Shaman. Toby Twing Music. Catalyst/BMG 09026 61981 2 CD

11-14. Michael Harrison: ‘Just Constellations’ (2015-2016) in four parts, on Michael Harrison: Just Constellations. Roomful of Teeth. New Amsterdam Records digital released EP

15-20. Wally Gunn: ‘The Ascendant’ (2012-2016) in six parts, for choir, on Wally Gunn. The Ascendant. Roomful of Teeth. New Amsterdam Records digital released EP

 

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